ParaResearchers Online Interactive Remote Viewing Experiment
ENDED JUNE1st, 2003


Total Number of Respondents: 143 Usable Entries
Respondents Gender - Male 59
Respondents Gender - Female 82
Respondents Gender - Not Entered 2
Age Groups of Respondents
(Rounded to nearest per-cent)
68% - Aged 21 to 40
19% - Aged 41 to 60
7% - Aged 16 to 20
4% - Aged Under 15
1% - Aged Over 60
1% - No Age Given
Percentage of Respondents Claiming
Entry was "First Guess"
100% (No one "guessed" twice)

A total of six respondents guessed that the item had human attributes. (Photos of people or paintings/drawings of people.)

A total of sixteen people guessed it was a key of some sort. This was the most common response. (This isn't too odd as an envelope with numbers on it is often thought of as being related to a "locker".)

One person guessed the location as "Etobicoke" which is relatively close. Two respondents guessed a "basement" or mentioned a basement as to where the envelope was located.

Seven guessed the colour to be or contain "Green". Five guessed "Black". Three guessed "Blue" with one guessing closest with "Blue Plaid" which is as close to a perfect guess as we saw except for one other (mentioned below).

Twelve people assumed it was money of some sort.

Four guessed "Fabric".

One guessed it was "Frayed and Textured Fabric" which is very close.

One person, male, aged 21 to 40, didn't mention the location, but said the contents contained "Fabric, Scots Tartan" which, in our eyes, is a perfect guess.


What Is Remote Viewing?

As defined by Paul H. Smith: "Remote viewing (RV) is a skill by which a person (a "viewer") can perceive objects, persons, or events at a location removed from him or her by either space or time. In other words, one does not actually have to be there, nor does one need any so-called "physical" connections, such as television, telephone, etc., to gain information about the target. RV exploits and improves upon what is more commonly called "psychic" ability (an overused word that has accrued unfortunate connotations), and works whether the target is in the next room or on the other side of the planet. Neither time nor any known type of shielding can prevent a properly-trained remote viewer from gaining access to the desired target."

While Remote Viewing can trace it's origins back to ancient times, it was during the 1960's through 70's that RV experiments were being conducted by both the US government and civilian research organizations such as the ASPR. These studies provided fascinating results despite the CIA having released in 1995 a research report stating that RV was not an effective intelligence gathering tool.

We at ParaResearchers are conducting an online experiment to be conducted between Nov. 16th 2002 - May 31st 2003. As this experiment is internet-based it will for obvious reasons not be following the strictest of scientific-based protocol. However, we do feel that it should provide some interesting information, and will be useful in determining whether or not we shall be pursuing more scientifically-rigorous experiments in the future.

The experiment followed the "coordinate remote viewing method" or CRV. We placed an object within an envelope, the envelope was given the target # 42367. The envelope has been placed in a secure location at which many of the Pararesearchers studies are conducted. (Details are below.)

We asked participants to focus their thoughts on this geographic location and the envelope marked #42367. (See below.)

Once this has been accomplished we asked people to send us any thoughts, impression, guesses, that you may have in regards to the contents of the target. Examples we gave were talking about the colour or lack of, smell, texture, material used, anything that they felt may or may not be significant to the contents.

JUNE 1ST, 2003 - Contents and Location of Envelope in Experiment

As you can see in the photograph below, the envelope was in a basement window that looked out into a school yard (paved area with hockey 'nets' and hop-scotch markings) in the West end of the City of Toronto. The 'bar' that is crossing it is a small, thin piece of wood used to secure the envelope in it's place. It has not been moved or touched since being placed there at the beginning of the experiment. It has always been in this location and not changed.

The contents of the envelope consisted of one thing. A swatch of fabric with a tartan design. The tartan is the Sinclair tartan and the swatch was roughly the same size as the envelope.

Again, the contents were placed in and sealed at the beginning of the experiment and were not changed, opened or otherwise disturbed throughout the months it was placed in the basement window.

A better idea of the colours of the tartan are below...

Again, we please remind you that this test was done under controlled conditions, the envelope and it's contents were not disturbed or tampered with in any way. Also, please note again that there were no "right" or "wrong" answers. All data was important and all data was needed for the study. Please, do not worry if your "guess" was wrong or there was a mitigating situation involved with your guess. Again, there were no "right" and no "wrong" answers and the data was all important.

Again, thank you to the hundreds of people that participated. The data is being collected and processed and will be online on this page cery shortly, sorry for the delay.

All entries were and are being kept in the strictest of confidences and we will not be publishing or giving out any of the personal information or e-mail addresses of those that participated regardless of the situation, request or relevance of there abilities on this experiment.

Thank you again from all of us at ParaResearchers.